01254 233369
Lynwood Rd, Huncoat, Accrington , BB5 6LR

Welcome to Year 1

Class Teacher: Miss MacMahon

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Brown/Mrs  Clapham (am)



A copy of the Year 1 curriculum overview can be downloaded below.

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 


PE lessons will take place Monday PM.

Please ensure your child has the correct PE Kit in school and ALL items are clearly labelled with your child's name (including pumps)

WE ARE READING..........

Children will be read to by the class teacher each day after lunch for 15 minutes starting with 'The Colour Monster goes to School'. A wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books will be used throughout each term. This will help children to develop their listening skills, introduce them to new vocabulary and will allow them to become familiar with different genres of books. 

Things to Remember...


Home Reading Books


Reading books will be sent home in the first week of term and all home reading books will be matched to the phonic sounds your child has been learning. Please aim to read daily with your child. 

Reading books can be changed each day but only if an adult has signed the reading record (yellow book) to say that their child has read and has finished their reading book. An owlet will be rewarded every time a child reads at home. 

Children are to remember to put any books that need changing into the 'reading book changing box'.


Snack Time

Snack time takes place at morning playtime. The snack consists of a vegetable or a piece of fruit. If your child does not like the snack provided by school, a piece of fruit or vegetable snack can be sent in from home. 

Water bottles

Children should bring water bottles into school each day and should be filled with water (not juice or fizzy drinks). They will be kept in a tray in the sink and the children will have access to them throughout the day.



Autumn 2- English

We will be using the book 'Lost and found' for the the first English unit in Autumn 2.  Children will have many short reading and writing opportunities to develop their independent writing skills based around the book. Please see the attached reading and writing documents (KLIPs) which show the skills the children will be learning throughout the year. 



In Year One, children are taught Number, Geometry, Statistics and Measure. You can find details of the all the Key Learning for year one in the document below. Alongside this, children will be taught Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRF's) which will be sent home to practice each term beginning Autumn 2. 


Useful websites

Number bonds game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Check out the ideas on this webpage - http://www.snappymaths.com/multiplication/countin2s/countin2s.htm

Numbers to 100 game - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off

Counting songs with Jack Hartman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8 


Children will have a 25 minute daily phonics lesson and children will be split into groups according to their phonic knowledge. The majority of phonics taught in year 1 will be phase 5 with phase 2-4 being regularly recapped.  Children will have regular screening checks to practice for the Statutory Assessment at the end of the year. Please download the document below to see the overview of the sounds your child will be learning: 

Watch these videos to help your child with their Phonic Sounds and how to pronounce the sounds...


Children will have 10 spellings to learn each week all linked to a specific phonic sound or spelling pattern. All the spellings are available on the Spelling Shed website and each child has their individual login to access the website/app. Children can login to access the spelling games and practice learning their spellings. Children will also be given a paper copy each week to enable them to practice writing them down. They will be tested each Friday and the new spellings will also be sent home on this day. Children will also learn additional spellings which are words that are frequently used but may not follow spefic spelling rules and patterns. These words can be found below. 




We will be learning about seasonal changes and weather patterns associated with each season. This will be a focus all year however we will be starting with the changes we can see as we move into autumn. 



We will have a blocked unit called 'Mapping Madness'. We will be learning all about a variety of different maps and create our very own messy maps.

Religious Education

Christianity – God the Father

Big Question - What do people say about God? (Our focus question for the year)

Focus Question - Why do Christians say God is a Father?

In our RE lessons we will be learning about Christianity.  We will focus on different roles within families and why Christians believe that God is a father to all the Christians in the world.